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Soldiers to parade through centre of York
4:48pm Thursday 12th July 2012 in News
SOLDIERS will exercise their right to the Freedom of Entry to York with a parade tomorrow.
Members of 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment will be welcomed by the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, who will also grant them permission to enter the city and review the parade with the Sheriff of York, Coun Paul Firth.
"I am looking forward to taking part in this parade and joining residents and tourists in celebrating the service they provide," said Coun Hyman.
The regiment will be formed up on Duncombe Place at 11.30am for the arrival of the civic party before marching through Blake Street, Davygate, Parliament Street, High Ousegate and Coney Street. The Lord Mayor will then take the salute from the steps of the Mansion House.
Freedom of entry to the city gives the regiment the "right, privilege, honour and distinction" to march through the streets on all ceremonial occasions with "colours flying, swords drawn and bayonets fixed, drums beating, bugles sounding and bands playing."